TAL - Questionnaire software to help evaluate accounting package choices.
If the software appears to be more than is needed, it's still well worth consulting Factors for Evaluating Accounting Software Requirements, a listing of many criteria useful for organizing your thoughts about what ought to be the functional requirements for accounting software.
Excelco is also a seller of Southware .
An SGML DTD used to represent various mandatory financial reports that are required to be filed with the SEC by corporations that are traded on major US financial markets.
An organization supporting IFX, mostly consisting of financial institutions and software companies.
This was a Java-based framework for a service-oriented architecture for basic business applications (such as a general ledger).
Apparently there are similarities between it and the much more recent (and now-popular) Spring Framework for Java.
Long dead, now.
WebTurboTax - Web-based tax preparation software that is somewhat platform-independent.
Reports in 2005 are that while in 2004, it used to be accessible using Mozilla Firefox, that is no longer the case. It is conceivable that fiddling browser configuration to make it "lie" about the platform might allow it to work, but it's certainly irritating to need to do such things to defeat misfeatures...
In 2016, hopefully lots of that has changed. Internet Explorer is apparently less popular than either Firefox or the (then non-existent) Google Chrome.
I have seen a 2005 report that this web tax software has been accessible using web browsers available on Linux.
CD Light / zipinfo.com - vendor of Zip Code and Canadian Postal Code databases.
The info here is quite suggestive of what a database schema for representing addresses should look like...
@ebase - The Interactive Database for Nonprofit Organizations - Runs atop FileMaker.
The point of this application is to track organization information about memberships, donations, and "activists." It includes a "mail merge" capability. It does not include accounting functionality, preferring to leave that to separate software.
Financial management and budgeting software that runs as a web application; your data is anonymized to combine it with others. They then seek to report back useful patterns about suggestions as to how to improve your personal financial management.
Now owned by Intuit, this is essentially a "financial data aggregator". You give them authentication for all of your bank accounts (which is something of a security risk, but one people seem willing to accept, and one which mitigates other risks, which thus might be worthwhile), and they download transaction and balance information in order to give you a single unified "dashboard" view of it.
They sell financial reconciliation software that runs as a web application, hence readily outsourced or run in "the cloud."
The notion of automating the matching rules seems like a potent way to reduce the amount of repetitive work that needs to be done. Quite an interesting idea. I can see "old school" accountants having some concerns. It seems plausible that a rule-gone-wrong could demonstrate Mitch Radcliffe's dictum about computers...
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